Walking through this evening, I noticed this massing model prominently displayed in the window next to the main entrance of the Sun Life building:
No idea how current this is – note that it doesn't show any changes on the Fore Street properties discussed above that are part of the most recent site plan application.
Also, the new stairway between the plaza and Fore Street is open to the public:
I notice they're showing that bit of steel structure they didn't demolish with the recent site work - I wonder what the plan is for that. Maybe they already have something in mind for that end retail/restaurant unit?
For some reason I'm having a tough time visualizing how the B6 massing would fit in the existing parcel - I wonder if they're going to try and buy some of the land from the owner of 13/19 Eastern Prom. The model looks way deeper than what I remember was shown on the MDP. That parking lot that off the back side of the EP properties is where I was the core drilling crew not too long ago - I thought it was just to figure out how to keep the hill in place with the new construction, but maybe they're removing some of the hill.
Also, I'm curious about the corridor between B4 and B5 - have the developers mentioned an intention for this to be lined with retail/restaurants or is this going to be a garage wall on one side and who knows on the other? Is there some reason that there has to be garage access on this level? So residents of B6 can get groceries in? Is there any reason there can't be a second garage entrance on the east side of B4 on Fore St? Worried about traffic on Fore St? All being equal, my preference is that car access should stop at Building 12 and all access to the B4 is off Fore St.
I also don't remember the corridor between B4 and B5 being raised - but looking on the IMDP I see that it may have been indicated there. I think the site is pretty flat as it sits now so I'm wondering what the transition from Building 12 grade would look like.
Like cneal said, maybe this is isn't current, although if it isn't current thinking why would they have a model in the entrance to Sun Life?
Lots of questions this morning.